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A Ukrainian soldier drinks coffee in the trenches outside of Avdiivka in April 2017.

Russian-backed separatists are using terrifying text messages to shock adversaries — and it’s changing the face of warfare

“Your son is killed in action,” read a message Russian-backed separatists sent to their adversaries' families. Using personal phones to terrify troops and their families takes psychological warfare to a new level, and a US Army colonel says the US military must adapt before its too late.

Russia is giving this high-tech RPG to separatists in Ukraine

The RPG-27 was developed by Russia in 1989.